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Writtle Wick, 62 Chignal Road

For sale: £1,250,000.00|7,160 Sq Ft|Other, Office, Other Property Types & Opportunities, Offices

Property details

FOR SALE£1,250,000.00
SIZE7,160 Sq Ft
ADDRESSWrittle Wick, 62 Chignal Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2JB
TYPEOther, Office, Other Property Types & Opportunities, Offices
TENUREUnder Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON6th January 2023

Description

Key Points

  • Offers in excess of £1,250,000 Freehold
  • Substantial Grade II listed building with Use Class E(f) •
  • Set in an established walled plot
  • Main house approx. 7,160 sq ft
  • Detached coach house approx. 1,009 sq ft •
  • Planning permission for change of use to residential
  • 1.06 acres
  • Summary

    Freehold Sale: Substantial Grade II Listed former house and coach house, in over an acre - Writtle Wick, Chelmsford

    Description

    Grade II listed, former NHS contact centre which is well and truly institutionalised and needs an awful lot of work. It has a large plot and outbuildings and in 2019/2020 the current owners secured planning permission and listed building consent for and to facilitate change of use from children's day centre (D1) to 3 dwellings (C3) and construction of additional 4 dwellings, including garaging, parking spaces and all associated works (Ref. 20/00396/FUL and19/00213/LBC). Plans can be found under info. no costings available, onus on buyers to make their own enquiries.

    The listed building has run out (June 22) and they have not implemented that consent so a new one will need to be granted.

    The planning consent runs out March 23 and there are a number of pre-start conditions and it is now very tight to get these approved and implementation given the main issue below too

    You cannot build until you have proved you can use the whole width of the carriageway and can demolish the boundary wall. The adjoining owner of the right of way sees it as a ransom strip.

    Location

    Chelmsford station: 2 miles (Liverpool Street from 34 minutes); A12 (Junction 15): 5 miles; M25 (Junction 28): 14.5 miles; Stansted Airport: 17 miles; Central London: 42 miles. All distances approximate.

    Writtle Wick sits on Chignal Road, approx. 1.5 miles walking distance from Chelmsford station. Chelmsford, awarded city status in 2012, offers a wide variety of facilities: a bustling shopping centre, excellent private and state schools and superb transport links, including a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12. The property is also within easy reach of three renowned state schools: St. John Payne School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and the King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys and is only approx. 4 miles from New Hall, which is a private co-educational school and one of the finest Catholic schools in the UK

    Information

    Listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II, a quote from the listing states “C17, once a farmhouse. Contains a C17 fire surround of carved oak with caryatides, egg and tongue and "Romayne" panelling, all restored. The plan is now complex but incorporates a heavy timber framed house of C16/C17 5 bays long. Much good quality Neo-Jacobean internal detail.” The property was formerly used as a family centre and classified within Use Class D1. Other D1 uses included medical and health services, creches, day nurseries and non-residential education and training centres.

    In 2019/2020 the current owners secured planning permission and listed building consent for and to facilitate change of use from children's day centre (D1) to 3 dwellings (C3) and construction of additional 4 dwellings, including garage, parking spaces and all associated works (Ref. 20/00396/FUL and 19/00213/LBC). The listed consent has now expired. However, Writtle Wick is not only an interesting prospect from the point of view of residential redevelopment but also, given that the local authority have confirmed its current status (as of September 2020) as E(f) Creche, day nursery or day centre, represents a commercial opportunity too. The property may be suitable for alternative uses outside of Use Class E(f) (subject to planning consent).

    Access is via a shared tarmac driveway which connects to Chignal Road. There is a tarmac car park located to the rear of the main building which can accommodate several vehicles.

    No further planning enquiries have been made as to the future potential of the property and buyers are asked to make their own enquiries as Writtle Wick is being sold on a sold-as-seen basis.

    Services

    Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.

    Agents Note

    We understand that the site is subject to a blanket Tree Preservation Order under reference TPO/2013/011. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with Chelmsford City Council.

    Tenure

    Freehold

    Local Authority

    Chelmsford City Council

    EPC

    Band - E

    Location

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    Location: Writtle Wick, 62 Chignal Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2JB

    Chelmsford (1.2 miles)

    Ingatestone (6.1 miles)

    Hatfield Peverel (6.8 miles)

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